Courts in northern Arakan State have sentenced around 60 ethnic Arakanese to six months in prison for violating curfews imposed after June riots.
Farmers in the Irrawaddy Delta are used to annual flooding yet have still struggled to keep their families safe and fed during this year’s monster monsoon.
Kachin refugees living in temporary shelters in southwestern China’s Yunnan Province start to return home due to growing pressure from the Chinese authorities.
A week-long human rights training program to empower local people in Magwe Division is closed down by the local authorities for operating without permission.
Tensions rise among protestors at Letpadaung copper mine, in Sagaing Division, after their demands to be adequately compensated for confiscated land were rejected by local authorities.
Severe flooding in northern Shan State’s largest city has claimed at least one life and left hundreds homeless.
Shan rebels say that tensions with government troops are growing despite the current truce as they are being forced to withdraw from economically strategic bases.
A new military road is agreed along the Burma-Laos border section of the Mekong River to enhance security in the pirate-ridden Golden Triangle.
Chinese journalists tentatively welcome the end to pre-publication censorship in Burma while Beijing mouthpieces express caution regarding Naypyidaw’s media reform.
Burmese legislators are considering their next move after President Thein Sein rejects demands to rein in the Constitutional Tribunal.
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The US says it welcomes the lifting of censorship in Burma, but urges the country to go further and abolish its censorship board.
The Asian Development Bank says Burma’s economy can triple by 2030 by reclaiming ground lost to wealthier neighbors if sufficient reforms are undertaken.
Despite today’s announcement that Burma will end pre-publication censorship, journalists say they still want all remaining restriction on press freedom removed.
Under pressure from the Chinese authorities, the Kachin Independence Organization says it will repatriate 4,000 Kachin refugees now sheltering in China’s Yunnan Province.
The UN’s top official in Burma welcomes the release of relief workers detained after recent violence in Arakan State, but urges government to free more.
The recently formed government investigation commission to probe the sectarian conflict in Arakan State holds an initial meeting at which members were introduced and tactics discussed.
An activist is summoned to appear in a Rangoon Division court to answer defamation charges filed by a Burmese company he accused of illegal land grabs.
The Burmese government says it is ending the long-standing practice of media censorship.
Burma’s government has formed a commission to investigate the causes of recent sectarian violence in which at least 83 people were killed.